Formal education and informal public engagement are both critical ways to raise awareness of the importance of antimicrobial resistance and ways to combat it.
The principles of infection control and antibiotic stewardship are a key element of UCL's prestigious MBBS undergraduate medical degree. UCL also runs a master's programme in Healthcare-associated Infection Control, in partnership with Public Health England and the Infectious Disease Society. The course has a strong distance learning component, and aims to provide highly practical guidance on effective infection control in healthcare settings.
UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences also has a strong commitment to public outreach, and encourages researchers to participate in public engagement activities, including those related to antimicrobial resistance.